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Boo at the Zoo

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until October 23, 2022

Halloween Spooktacular Boo at the Zoo Milwaukee County Zoo
Prepare to be (not too) scared! Enjoy a haunting time trying to escape the haystack maze, take a ride (if you dare) on the “Raven’s Rail” train and check out hundreds of carved, glowing pumpkins. Trick-or-Treat near your favorite animals too!
What to know about the 2022 Boo at the Zoo:
? October 20-23 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
?Tickets are available – must purchase tickets online in advance here
? This special event directly supports the 2,000+ animals in ZOO care.

? Animals may not be viewable during this event.
? Tickets are limited! Purchase them HERE

Tickets are nonrefundable and honored only for the specific evening for which they were purchased. Parking is included in the ticket price – a $15 value.


Adults: $13.50
Juniors (ages 3 to 12): $11.50
Children (2 and under): Free
Parking: Included in ticket price
Zoo Pass Discount: 15% discount with code treat and member ID


Boo at the Zoo (a walking event this year) will feature wicked family-friendly activities including a Trick-or-Treat Trail, live pumpkin-carving demos, dazzling light shows, plus so much more! Several of the animal buildings will be open just for this event! Enjoy these fun not frightful activities:

  • Trick or treat through “Adventure Africa” with 10 different sweet spots. Costumes are encouraged and all candy is made with sustainable palm oil. (Trick-or-treat bags are not provided.)
  • Be dazzled by a light show and Halloween décor throughout the Zoo including Pirates Cove, the Candy Corn Farmer’s Market, and Spooky Hollow.
  • Go Batty for Mad Science Milwaukee! Kids will surely enjoy some spooky science at these fun stations: Monster Design Lab, Dr. Van De Graaff’s Hair Salon, and Mad Scientist’s Laboratory.
  • Ride the not-too-spooky North Shore Bank Safari Train turned Halloween-themed ride – a delight at night!
  • Learn all about our animals! The Creature of the Night talks will be complete with Halloween-themed conservation connections.
  • A variety of food and beverages will be available throughout the Zoo.


What to know about the Zoo Safety Protocols:

They continue to follow safety protocols to help protect guests, staff and animals. Here are a few quick reminders as you plan your visit:

  • Masks are no longer required outside, but they are required in buildings (ages 3+)
  • Physical distancing is strongly recommended both indoors and outdoors.
  • You can find more detailed information here.

These animal buildings are open at 100% capacity:

  • Apes of Africa
  • Aquatic & Reptile Center
  • Giraffe Building
  • Family Farm Dairy Complex
  • Elephant Care Center / Conservation Outpost

These animal buildings are open at limited capacity:

  • Aviary – 75%
  • Big Cat Country – 75%
  • Small Mammals Building – 50%

Lake Country Family Fun went to the Boo at the Zoo in 2020. Check out our fun via Facebook or Instagram. We also went in 2018 – when it wasn’t a drive thru. Check that out HERE.


October 20
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Milwaukee County Zoo
10001 W Bluemound Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226 United States
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